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Sail Date: May 2013
Wonderful city. The cruise ship shuttle bus drops you in town from there walk to the old city across the bridge onto the Royal Mile. If you plan to visit the castle get there early or else you will have a long line and eat up some of your ... Read More
Wonderful city. The cruise ship shuttle bus drops you in town from there walk to the old city across the bridge onto the Royal Mile. If you plan to visit the castle get there early or else you will have a long line and eat up some of your day. If the line is to long stroll down the Royal Mile to the Queen's Palace of Holyroodhouse which is also interesting. Day 2 we took the hop-on hop-off bus just to fill in the historical gaps and a view (limited) of the new town. This is a must do walk about. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2013
For Greenock we purchased in Edinburgh on your own ticket from the cruise line and spent the day in the city. Although there is a hop-on, hop off, most of the sights were within walking distance of the Royal Mile. From our bus we took a ... Read More
For Greenock we purchased in Edinburgh on your own ticket from the cruise line and spent the day in the city. Although there is a hop-on, hop off, most of the sights were within walking distance of the Royal Mile. From our bus we took a cab to the top of the Royal Mile and walked down, exploring the side streets and sights as we did so. We wanted to tour Holyrod House, the Queens summer palace but it was closed for an official function. After lunch we walked back to our tour bus. This is one of our favorite ports and you can spend the whole day on your own just meandering from place to place. However, from Greenock, it takes about two hours to get there and two hours to get back. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2012
Be prepared. You go into Queensferry and you will be miles from Edinburgh. Be prepared to team up with others to get into Edinburgh or take the train. The water of the Firth of Forth will scare you as you tender in. Big waves, rough ... Read More
Be prepared. You go into Queensferry and you will be miles from Edinburgh. Be prepared to team up with others to get into Edinburgh or take the train. The water of the Firth of Forth will scare you as you tender in. Big waves, rough time. Be prepared to get wet! But Disney should consider this as a new ride. Talk about EXCITING. People were getting pale and holding hands with strangers. But the tender crews were just great. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2009
Edinburgh is, of course, a fabulous city,  I have been there before, so I took a ship's tour to Scone Palace, the place where the old kings of Scotland were crowned.  It is a beautiful old building, and the rooms are wonderfully ... Read More
Edinburgh is, of course, a fabulous city,  I have been there before, so I took a ship's tour to Scone Palace, the place where the old kings of Scotland were crowned.  It is a beautiful old building, and the rooms are wonderfully decorated with old treasures.  We saw the chapel and the spot where the old kings were crowned. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2017
Would have loved to spend some time here, awesome city, but Princess had other plans. Most poorly organized port of call I've ever experienced. I spent almost 5 yrs working for cruise lines all over the world, and Princess ... Read More
Would have loved to spend some time here, awesome city, but Princess had other plans. Most poorly organized port of call I've ever experienced. I spent almost 5 yrs working for cruise lines all over the world, and Princess should be ashamed of themselves for this one. Might I suggest staying in port much longer, especially if you have no available means for people to get to the city. Fire that idiot Shuttle Bus Operator calling us stupid for waiting on a cab, let him know we made it back to the ship no problem when you do. Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
Probably did not see the parts of the city that would be interesting. The carnival atmosphere on the streets surround Tattoo was simply too congested and a turn-off. The less than efficient tender operations were simply not well managed.
Probably did not see the parts of the city that would be interesting. The carnival atmosphere on the streets surround Tattoo was simply too congested and a turn-off. The less than efficient tender operations were simply not well managed. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
Tender process is horrible! Weather can delay or prevent tender boats from leaving all cruise ships at anchor. Fly or take the train to Edinburgh for a more enjoyable visit!
Tender process is horrible! Weather can delay or prevent tender boats from leaving all cruise ships at anchor. Fly or take the train to Edinburgh for a more enjoyable visit! Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2012
Used tenders from ship and then hired a taxi for tour of Edinburgh. I'm sure we had a better tour with the German speaking bus group.
Used tenders from ship and then hired a taxi for tour of Edinburgh. I'm sure we had a better tour with the German speaking bus group. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Least favorite tour because of poor tour guide and big event occurring at the castle. Lunch was included and not good.
Least favorite tour because of poor tour guide and big event occurring at the castle. Lunch was included and not good. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2019
Bus to town (Sunday) lots of closures been there before so we just experienced the day, Had a shortened day compared to advertised. long tinder both in and out of dock
Bus to town (Sunday) lots of closures been there before so we just experienced the day, Had a shortened day compared to advertised. long tinder both in and out of dock Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2018
never had a chance to take a pic of the castle. Also very very crowded and a rainy day.
never had a chance to take a pic of the castle. Also very very crowded and a rainy day. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2018
My third time to Edinburgh and again, due to travel time to/from port, barely had time to see the palace(previous visits queen was in residence). While I was very happy, I was disappointed since I had no time for my favorite dish - ... Read More
My third time to Edinburgh and again, due to travel time to/from port, barely had time to see the palace(previous visits queen was in residence). While I was very happy, I was disappointed since I had no time for my favorite dish - Haggis.(N0 Scottish dishes offered on ship.) Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
We had all day in town but had to wait around an hour to get off the ship. The Princess experience taught us that waiting and seeing go hand in hand. They are very poor at disembarking travelers who are independent.
We had all day in town but had to wait around an hour to get off the ship. The Princess experience taught us that waiting and seeing go hand in hand. They are very poor at disembarking travelers who are independent. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
Very delayed in tendering into South Queensferry, which impacted our planned timeline. But we were able to get to the Dalmeny train station and into Edinburgh for a Hop On Hop Off tour and shopping. The weather was rainy nearly the whole ... Read More
Very delayed in tendering into South Queensferry, which impacted our planned timeline. But we were able to get to the Dalmeny train station and into Edinburgh for a Hop On Hop Off tour and shopping. The weather was rainy nearly the whole time, so that was a downer, but I enjoyed seeing the city. Read Less
Sail Date: July 2016
we did the hoho bus . My daughter was pick-pocketed in Edinburgh. The first customer service rep on the ship was not helpful to her when she tried to find a way to report her cel phone stolen to her phone provider. Finally when ... Read More
we did the hoho bus . My daughter was pick-pocketed in Edinburgh. The first customer service rep on the ship was not helpful to her when she tried to find a way to report her cel phone stolen to her phone provider. Finally when we came with her another rep did help us a lot and got the report to Telus. Read Less

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